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Conant to Justify Existence of Endowed Colleges in Tercentenary Speech Tonight

Seats in Sanders Theatre Are Reserved for Students at 8 o'Clock


Sanders Theatre this evening will see the second official event of the Tercentenary Program of 1936 in progress, and President Conant speaking on "Harvard Present and Future"; his main thesis will be, "should our privately endowed universities be maintained in full vigor."

Greene Chairman

Jerome D. Greene '96, director of the Tercentenary and secretary to the Corporation, will fittingly be the chairman of the meeting, making the opening address at 8 o'clock, and introducing Mr. Conant.

All seats in Sanders Theatre, except for a small number reserved for guest of the University and members of the faculty, will be open only to students in the College and the Graduate Schools.


Mr. Conant will restrict his speech somewhat to the present and a justification and explanation of the worth of United States, but prophecy will, however, occupy part of the address, and Mr. Conant will touch on academic freedom and the quest of truth.

Members of the Pierian Sodality and the Glee Club will fill out the program with a selected group of pieces, concluded by Chadwick's "Praestat hoc nobis."

Radio Broadcast

After the meeting in Cambridge which begins at 8' o'clock, Mr. Conant and Mr. Greene will journey to the Boston studios of station WBZ for a repetition of the speech for the benefit of Harvard Clubs throughout the world. He will give only the latter part of his speech over the air, however, which treats academic freedom, the fluidity of endowed funds, and the quest of truth.

This meeting will mark the anniversary of the birthday of President Eliot. Full Program of Meeting This Evening Introductory Remarks  Jerome D. Greene '96 The Pierian Sodality Overture to "Iphigenia in Aulis"  Gluck Glee Club Diffusa est gratia (Motet)  Nanino Tutti Venite armati(Villanella)  Gastoldi Address: "Harvard, Present and Future"  President Conant Glee Club Harvard Hymn  Paine The Pierian Sodality Menuetto: Allegro molte (Symphony I)  Beethoven Turmmusik for Brass Instruments  Johann Pezel Intrada-Allemande-Courante_Courante-Sarabande-Bal-Gigue Danse Espagnole, from "La Vida Breve"  de Falla Glee Club Praestat hoc nobis  Chadwick

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